under age


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under age

Below the age of majority—that is, not old enough by law to vote, marry, or sign legal agreements without one's parents. Typically refers to being under the age of 18, the age of majority in the United States, or 21, the age at which one may legally purchase alcohol. Spelled as a single word if used before a noun. He was sentenced to five years in prison for dating a girl who was under age. Bars caught serving underage college students risk losing their liquor license.
See also: age

under age

see under of age.
See also: age

under age

not yet adult according to the law.
See also: age

ˌunder ˈage

not yet an adult according to the law: We don’t serve alcohol to teenagers who are under age/to under-age teenagers.
See also: age
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